Langtang Valley with Ganjala passes Trek

Duration: 14 Days

Langtang Valley with Ganjala passes trek is both one of the most physically challenging and also one of the most rewarding and spectacular of all the treks we offer.   Among the highlights are contacted with diverse ethnic groups (especially Tamang) inhabiting the villages through which we pass, and the breathtaking Himalayan scenery surrounding us, especially as we cross the high pass called Ganja-La.  We never retrace our steps, nor do we need to fly either to reach the trailhead or to return to Kathmandu.  If you have a very good fitness level, a strong sense of adventure, and preferably some previous Mountaineering experience, this trek will make an excellent choice. 

After arriving in Kathmandu, you will have some time to sight-see but will also participate in trek preparation, in which we review equipment and clothing needed for a safe and enjoyable adventure. You can expect wind, cold and snow near Ganja-La, so it is essential that we prepare well for this part of the trek in particular. We then drive to Syabrubesi, and from there trek to Kyangjin Gompa via Lama Hotel and Langtang Village. We will spend two nights at Kyangjin Gompa both to promote acclimatization, and to explore some interesting sights in the vicinity.

We then head south from Kyangjin Gompa to Ngegang -- a short hike, but an important one as it's the closest place to Ganja-La where we can spend the night. We rise early the next morning, crossing the thrilling Ganja-La, Which may be very cold and snowy. The Himalayan vistas surrounding us in the vicinity of the pass are fantastic.

Continuing south, our route brings us to Kelsang. Soon we descend into the Helambu Region, overnighting at Dukpu before reaching the fascinating town of taking Ghyang. Many of the old houses in the narrow lanes of this Yolmo village go back to the 18th Century, and in the very center of the town, you will find the oldest monastery in the Helambu. After leaving Tarke Ghyang, we trek via Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and drive from there back to Kathmandu for a farewell dinner, and our homeward flight the next day.

If you are looking for similar treks that you might be interested in include: Helambu Trek - 9 DaysLangtang Valley Trek - 11 Days.

Trip Highlights:

  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive to and from Syabrubesi
  • Visiting Langtang village and Kyangjin Gompa
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas
  • Explore to the cheese factory, visit local Gompas and cross ganja la pass
  • Day trip to Tserko RI
  • Panoramic view of the Himalayas from Kyangjin Ri
  • Crossing the Ganja La Pass at 5,200 m

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Cultural city tour and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) : 7- 8 hours
  • Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft) : 6 hours
  • Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft) :6 -7 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft) : 3 -4 hours
  • Day 07: Visit Tserko RI (5,033m/16,404ft) and back to Kyangjin (3,870m/12,697ft): 7- 8 hours
  • Day 08: Trek Kyangjin to Ganja La Phedi (4.300m/14,104 ft) :5 -6 hours
  • Day 09: Cross Ganja La pass (5,122m/16,800 ft.) - Keldang (4,250m/13,940ft) :6 -7 hours
  • Day 10: Trek Keldang to Yak Kharka (4,000m/13,120ft) :5 -6 hours
  • Day 11: Trek Yak Kharka to Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft) : 5 -6 hours
  • Day 12: Trek Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft) : 3 -4 hours
  • Day 13: Trek Sermathang - Malemche Puul Bazaar to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours drive
  • Day 14: Farewell; flights home
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.
    Overnight at Hotel . Welcome Dinner Included

  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Cultural city tour and trek preparation

    The exciting day begins with a cultural tour of various medieval sites in Kathmandu. You will drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (a beautiful Buddhist stupa at the hilltop of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, you will take part in a short briefing and trip preparation.
    Overnight at hotel . Breakfast Included.

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) : 7- 8 hours

    Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi enjoying the scenic views of the ridgeline and terraced farmlands. The stunning scenery of Ganesh Himal can be explored. The pleasant drive then goes through the bumpy road, continually to Syabrubesi via Dhunche.
    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft) : 6 hours

    Following the Langtang Khola, we head from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. During the foothill excursion, we walk through the rugged path and rhododendron forest of the Langtang National Park. This is a pocket zone of the red panda. Via Bamboo, we reach Lama Hotel.
    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft) :6 -7 hours

    We reach to the Langtang valley today via Ghoda Tabela. It is a gradual climb up viewing the beautiful sceneries of the green hills and picturesque Tamang villages. Langtang village is a unique and typical Tamang village, which is renowned for preserving the traditional values and cultural perfection.
    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 06: Trek Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft) : 3 -4 hours

    We have a short walking today, which is nice for acclimatization. On the way, we pass some of the beautiful tiny ethnic settlements, cheese factories, and cultural diversity. Kyanjin Gompa lies below the Langtang Lirung. The Gompa is a renowned one in Langtang, which reveals the spiritual perfection of the villagers.
    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 07: Visit Tserko RI (5,033m/16,404ft) and back to Kyangjin (3,870m/12,697ft): 7- 8 hours

    Today, we spend an exploration day, and we hike to the Tserko Ri. We walk up to the moraine after breakfast, explore the Himalayan wonders. Mt. Langtang Lirung and other Langtang region peaks can be explored during the hike. Even we can experience the cultural prosperity of the ethnic Tamang inhabitants.
    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 08: Trek Kyangjin to Ganja La Phedi (4.300m/14,104 ft) :5 -6 hours

    From Kyanjin, we climb up to the Ganja La Phedi, which is no man land. But there are little vegetations. We reach there and take a rest. As the height crosses 4300 meters, we need good physical fitness and acclimatization.
    Overnight at tents. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 09: Cross Ganja La pass (5,122m/16,800 ft.) - Keldang (4,250m/13,940ft) :6 -7 hours

    It is a tough day among the entire trekking days. We begin the trek quite early and cross over the Ganjala Pass (5200m). It remains snow-covered for half of the year. Descending from the pass, we trek further to Keldang and take a rest.
    Overnight at tents. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 10: Trek Keldang to Yak Kharka (4,000m/13,120ft) :5 -6 hours

    From Keldang, we trek down a long way through the grassy land that prevailed all the ridgeline of the hill. If you talk about the mountain views, we can enjoy Langtang region peaks and Tibetan peaks. Descending to Yak Kharka, we find a suitable place for camping and take a rest.
    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 11: Trek Yak Kharka to Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft) : 5 -6 hours

    After breakfast, we trek down gradually and again climb up to cross over the pass of 4100 meters. It is pretty much challenging. The stunning view of the Everest range can be seen from there. Then we trek down through the rhododendron and pine forest. We reach to Tarkeghyang, which is a tiny herder settlement. There is also a Buddhist monastery.
    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 12: Trek Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft) : 3 -4 hours

    The trail from Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang is relatively easy. The trail is flat, and even the route through the forest is gentle. Semarang is a Sherpa village where we can explore the beautiful monastery with the beautiful Jugal Himal in the north face of the village.
    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day 13: Trek Sermathang - Malemche Puul Bazaar to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours drive

    On the last day of the trek, we trek down from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Sometimes we walk through the meadows and forest and also through the farming land. We pass several ethnic villages that are ancient and unique. Then we walk through the bumpy and graveled path up to Lamidanda and through the fine trail to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Then we drive further to Kathmandu. We enjoy the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club.
    Overnight in hotel. Farewell Dinner Included

  • Day 14: Farewell; flights home

    Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was pleasant experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
    Breakfast Included

    Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tours including tour guide and entry fees.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi- Melamchi- Kathmandu by public Jeep /bus.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, food, salary, accommodation, insurance, transportation and medicine.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS).
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for Trekking 
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. A pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have better preparation for the trekking.

Fixed Departure Dates and Cost

The quoted costs for the Langtang Valley with Ganjala pass Trek is per person but don't include international flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Trip Status

  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
  • Limited - Only a few spaces available
Start Date End Date Availability Price
September 27, 2020 October 10, 2020 Available US$ 1019
September 30, 2020 October 13, 2020 Available US$ 1019
PRICE FROM US$ 1019 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1019

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code ACTE-42
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu and lodge, and teahouses during the trek.
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